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LastTissue is the handkerchief for the 21st century

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – According to the Kickstarter campaign tagline, LastTissue is a reusable tissue pack that’s like if a Kleenex pack and a handkerchief had a baby. From what I’m seeing, that looks about right. Why is it cool? The paper and pulp industry is the third largest industrial emitter of global warming gasses. Every …

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Titanium makes this multi-tool better

NEWS – Instead of using a screwdriver or your pocket knife to open boxes or paint can lids, you can use one of these lightweight Titanium pry bars from TEC Accessories. Available in two sizes, the Ti-Pry multi-tools will become a handy addition to your EDC. The larger Ti-Pry features a stainless steel pocket clip, …

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The Eight Sleep Pod is the first bed that warms or cools for a perfect night’s sleep

NEWS – When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep in the 21st century, it’s not enough to just replace an old mattress with a new one. It’s now gotten … complicated. Instead of old-time spring coil mattresses, you can now choose from foam, air or hybrid designs. We now buy “sleep systems”.  One …

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This portable handheld vacuum fits conveniently in your car’s cupholder

NEWS – I’m sure you’ve heard of the old saying out of sight, out of mind. It certainly is the case when it comes to portable car vacuums. Most of them are large enough that you have to store them in the trunk or back of your vehicle. Which means that you’re less apt to …

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You can eat your lunch with this multi-tool

NEWS – The Swiss Advance Chrono N5 Leather Knife is a multi-tool that has tools for most of your daily activities, including eating meals.  It features and OrbitKey type of design with individual Stainless steel tools that fan out for easy retrieval. The Chrono N5 includes a screwdriver, bottle opener, knife, fish scaler, wire stripper, …

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It looks like a keyfob but it’s really a multi-tool

NEWS – Although the Lever Gear BitVault looks like it might be used to start your car, this rectangular box is really a small storage case that transforms into a multi-tool. It’s available in black or grey, is constructed of a durable metal alloy, and features a built-in carabiner and pocket clip. The BitVault slides …

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This tiny multi-tool has a pry bar, box cutter, and more

NEWS – Multi-tools are a fantastic part of anyone’s EDC but do you use all their features? Maybe all you use your multi-tool for is to open boxes or tighten a screw. If that’s the case, check out the TaoBar from NexTool. This minimalistic multi-tool is small enough to fit in any pocket or keychain …

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Ooni’s new Modular Tables are as stylish as the pizza ovens they’re made for

  NEWS – Ooni is known for its outdoor pizza ovens. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing two of them, the Ooni 3 and Koda. They’re both fantastic. The only small issue I’ve had is where to place the oven when using it. I currently use a small foldable card table covered by a 2-inch …

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This cat actually listens to your commands

NEWS – My cat ignores me most of the time, but this can’t hangs on your every command as long as you start that command with “Hey Google”. The Caat is a specially designed silicone case for your Google Nest Mini speaker. Available in White, Black, and Red, the Caat case turns the small round …

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Ti Mini Pen – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I appreciate a good writing instrument, and even more when it’s durable and can be an integral part of my EDC.  That’s why the Ti Mini Pen Kickstarter campaign piqued my interest immediately. What is it? The Ti Mini Pen is a short, twist-action pen made from machined Titanium.  It includes a …

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Linedriver is a multi-tool for fishermen

NEWS – Fishermen and fisherwomen can use the Gerber Linedriver dual-ended multi-tool to help them quickly tie knots and clear eyelets while the other end of the tool features a crimper, hook threader, and dual serrated scissors. The Gerber Linedriver won’t guarantee that you’ll snag a big fish, but it will help you quickly tie …

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This multi-tool will hold up your pants

NEWS – The Survival Belt 2.0 from Slidebelts by Brit is not only designed to hold up your pants but the buckle is a 4-in-1 multi-tool. You might say that your Leatherman multi-tool is a better option for your EDC because it features more tools, and you wouldn’t be wrong, but the Survival Belt 2.0 …

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SmartLOO: Keeping your toilet clean one flush at a time

  CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Toilet cleaning automation is generally low-tech.  You drop a tablet into the tank, where it gradually dissolves over time as its chemicals clean your bowl.  The SmartLOO takes this concept and implements in a smarter fashion; that is, it releases a small amount of cleaning chemical every time you flush.  This …

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Pad & Quill’s new iPhone 11 Pro cases showcase hand-polished walnut

NEWS – Pad & Quill, maker of fine leather accessories for Apple products, recently announced two new iPhone cases. Made specifically for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the new cases are not made of leather, instead the company is using hand-polished wood.  The Woodline Slim iPhone 11 Pro Case is made …

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